Posted: Oct 12, 2013 5:21 PM by Jamie Leary - MTN News
BUTTE - The story of William Clark's reclusive daughter brings droves of people to Butte to meet the authors of the book about this mysterious woman.
Dozens lined up at the Clark Chateau to meet co-authors Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr.
The title is "Empty Mansions" - it's a book about the mysterious life of heiress Huguette Clark.
The authors signed copies and shared with fans how they were able to piece together her life.
Dedman said he was amazed by all the interest this private woman's life generated.
"I think the fascination with Huguette is if you had her wealth and you had $300 million, how would you spend it? Would you use it for privacy? Would you be one of the Kardashians?" author Bill Dedman said.
There was a display in the Clark Mansion featuring rare family photos of the famous William Clark and his daughter. Huguette, who died in 2011, inherited a $300 million fortune.
Dedman said, "So it's hard to imagine that W.A. Clark, the Copper King who was 22 when the Civil War began, his daughter was still alive in New York City in 2011 during the Obama administration."
"Empty Mansions", the book, is on the New York Times Best-Seller list.